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RE: Moses Gate.C.P.


fairly quite

singing Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, a Treecreeper, Nuthatch, and a Buzzard.



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March 26th 2018 

At 12.30 today I saw a lone female Wigeon present on the lake to the left of the causeway as you walk away from the lower car park. Also present were:

13+ Lesser black backed gulls

5+ herring gulls

Tufted ducks

GC grebe pair nest building 

Lots of Canada Geese and mute swans

Lots of black headed gulls

Common gull

Coot

Nuthatch calling

Lots of feral pigeons

 



-- Edited by DAVID KENNEDY on Monday 26th of March 2018 11:46:39 PM

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Late morning,

64 Mute Swan
1 Greylag Goose
64 Tufted Duck
1 Wigeon
59 Coot
6 Shoveler
2 Goosander
53 Mallard
2 Moorhen
650+ Black-headed Gulls
8 Common Gulls
45 Herring Gulls
125 Lesser Black-backed Gulls
1 Kingfisher

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Second winter Yellow-legged Gull present at 1:30pm today and showing well (photo on the Manchester Birding website).

Info thanks to Phil Rhodes



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lesser Black Backed Gull Herring Gull 7 Pochard, Goosander, 2 Nuthatch (Roch Hall and Behind main lodge) Sparrowhawk, Several Siskin in with some Goldfinches. 



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-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Sunday 11th of February 2018 01:29:07 PM

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Today,

57 Mute Swan
1 Greylag Goose
72 Tufted Duck
10 Pochard
161 Coot
2 Shoveler
6 Goosander
58 Mallard
12 Moorhen
487 Black-headed Gulls (good to see both 2F46 and 2F49 again)
13 Common Gulls
17 Herring Gulls
16 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

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A quick visit yesterday afternoon. Birds to note;

Pochard were 5 drake with 3 female
Shoveler 2
Cormorant 1 immature briefly
Common gulls about 5
Amongst the black headed gulls, one had a 95% full black head
Lesser black backed gulls in various stages at around a dozen

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I heard a lot of chatter coming from my garden today and discovered it was a Sparrowtalk. . https://www.flickr.com/photos/135715507@N06


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12/11/17 12:15 - 13:00

Short walk to view the lodges.

Wigeon 4
Shoveler 1
Pochard 3
Tufted duck c40
Goosander 3

Feral Pigeon - a dense concentration of easily 200+ in the 'feeding area' at the north end of the largest lodge.



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30 Swift, as well as House Martins Sand Martins Swallows, Blackcap Reed Bunting, Sparrowhawk, Common sandpiper, Nuthatch AND 6 Grey wagtail.



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44 Mute Swan 4 Goosander, 6 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap 3 Grey Wagtail, Treecreeper, Sedge Warbler, Jay, Common Gull, Goldcrest, several Chiffchaff, Dipper,  close up view of Buzzard, Nuthatch, Swallow Sand Martin and at least two House Martin.



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Drake Scaup (still?) present today.

Info thanks to Peter Harrison



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a drake Scaup was present this evening, also 1 Goosander



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6 Goosanders on the river 3m +3f, Kingfisher and Dipper on rocks below the weir

 



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today

3 pochard, 5 goosander, 3 shoveler, grey wagtail, little grebe, 56 mute swans, siskins, great spotted woodpecker, fieldfares, redwings, coal tit, long tailed tits, and butterbur in flower .



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Today,

53 Mute Swan
53 Tufted Duck
141 Coot
8 Shoveler
5 Goosander
1 Little Grebe still present
3 Pochard
2 Teal
70 Mallard
27 Moorhen
20 Herring Gulls
25 Lesser Black-backed Gulls

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Today, of interest, two colour ringed Black-headed Gulls present (2F46 and 2F49), both ringed here in Jan 2013, with 2F49 breeding in Poland last year. Also 75+ Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 7 Goosander, 4 Shoveler and Little Grebe still present.

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Only a small area of unfrozen water held, 60 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander, 1 Wigeon, 3 Shoveler and 1 Little Grebe this morning.

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The blue colour ringed (2F46) Black-headed Gull is back for another winter, having been seen in Copenhagen again over the Summer. Also the Wigeon, Shoveler and 2 Pochard still present today.

Merry Christmas to all GM birders.

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Today,

46 Mute Swan
62 Tufted Duck
152 Coot
1 Wigeon
1 drake Shoveler still
9 Goosander
2 Little Grebe on main lake was unusual here
2 Pochard
2 Teal
79 Mallard
40 Herring Gulls
30 Lesser Black-backed Gulls


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Today,

45 Mute Swan
55 Tufted Duck
148 Coot
1 Wigeon
1 male Shoveler
1 Gadwall
6 Goosander
106 Mallard
16 Common Gull
1 Kingfisher

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lunchtime

7 Common Tern

Male Redstart singing behind Rock Hall

plus usuals

 

 



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Mute Swan with green ring CDY6 at moses last eve.



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Ruddy Shelduck on main lake between 2pm and 3pm today it did venture onto the bank but stood on one leg.

 

 

 



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Mediterranean Gull present this evening 10th April at 18:20 to 19:10pm photographs attached
1 Greylag Goose

Cheers Steven

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Just been down and the bird is not wearing any rings was stood on the bank with the Mute Swans 

 

 

Graeme Robertson



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Originally posted today by Alan Flavell:

10.00 to 11.30a.m.

Ruddy Shelduck on main lake, didn't come ashore while I was there so couldn't see if it was ringed.

Alan Flavell.

 

 



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10.00a.m. to 11.30a.m.

Ruddy Shelduck on main lake, it didn't come ashore while I was there so couldn't see if it was ringed.



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Early morning,

59 Mute Swan
3 Goosander
2 Oystercatcher
2 Pochard
58 Tufted Duck
3 Great Crested Grebe
a blue ringed Black-headed Gull 2F46, ringed here in 2013 has been to Copenhagen and back in 2015, seen here twice in last couple of weeks.

Smith's Lodge

2 Oystercatcher
2 Goosander
6 Tufted Duck
4 Mute Swan

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This morning,

Adult Mediterranean Gull, moulting into breeding plumage. Also -

1 drake Pochard
48 Tufted Duck
82 Mute Swan (including blue ringed birds 4BUN, 4BHB, 4ASA, HN4, CL6, BY6, BN6, BL6, BJ6, 4BDZ, 4BDC, 4ACY and 4APN)
71 Coot
110 Mallard




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from Thursday Coot with a newly made nest.



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4 pochard 70 mute swans, grey wagtail, 2 siskin, heron, dipper, cormorant, goosander.



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23 Goosander on Crompton Lodges today, the increase in numbers no doubt a result of the severe flooding on the River Croal. The river has burst its banks and the car park area is flooded, resulting in the site being closed.

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Today,

3 Shoveler
9 Goosander
65 Mute Swan
34 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
68 Mallard
172 Coot
2 Great Crested Grebe
2 Kingfisher
1 Dipper
5 Siskin


-- Edited by Simon Warford on Sunday 13th of December 2015 09:14:47 PM

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17 November 2015 - 10.30 to 11.00am

 

Whooper Swan - 2 adult, 1 juvenile

Pochard - 4m

Grey Wagtail - 1

Goldcrest - 3

 

 



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2 Pochard, Gadwall 40 Tufted Ducks, Kingfisher 3 Cormorant, 3 Heron Pied Wagtail, Goldcrest, Bullfinch and a flock of 12 Siskin.



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Male Gadwall, Heron, 6 Cormorants, Great Spotted woodpecker, Flock of Long Tailed Tits and Treecreeper.

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58 Mute Swans, 2 Blackcap male, 3 Coal Tit Heron. Wigeon Female, Goldcrest.

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dipper 30 tufted ducks 64 Mute Swans 2 Cororant, Swallow, Sand Martin, Heron, Yellow Wagtail, Great Crested Grebe 2 adult 4 Juv.

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Fairly quiet, Heron, Cormorant, 72 Mute Swans, Great Creste Grebe with two fledged chicks, and 100 Swift

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reed warbler this am

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2 Cormorant 6 singing Blackcap, Kingfisher, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Grey Wagtail.

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100 Swift, Nuthatch, 54 MuteSwan, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Goldcrest, several Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, Cormorant, Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker and as very curious double flowered water aven..

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Tghis AM three Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Common Gull, Pied Wagtail, Mandarin Duck 52 Mute Swan,. 2 Tuffted Duck Sparrowhawk, Nuthatch, Swallow House and Sand Martin, and Goldcrest

-- Edited by Ian McKerchar on Tuesday 28th of April 2015 09:50:51 AM

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fairly quite with 70 mute swans, 61 tufted duck, 2 great crested grebes and one singing chiffchaff.

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62 Mute Swan 85 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, 2 Oystercatcher, 6 Goosander, Singing Goldcrest, Nuthatch 6 Pied Wagtail, Jay and heard a Buzzard.

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2 Pochard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 60 Mute Swan 3 Goosander 1 Treecreeper, 60 Tufted Duck, Lesser Black Backed Gull Common Gull Herring Gull

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2 Pochard 1 Gadwall, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 61 Mute Swan 2 Goosander and up to 9 Goldcrest in a squabbling flock. Also a Canada Goose with a White Darvic Ring UlA

-- Edited by Ian Boote on Monday 2nd of March 2015 07:51:28 PM

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2 pochard, 1 goldcrest, 3 goosander, Male Gadwall, Male Shoveler, Redwing heron, grey wagtail, heard Dipper, Coot nest buildinmg but Mute Swan given up

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Male Shoveler, 3 Goosander (2F 1M,) 2 Pochard (M F) Mute Swan building nest and first Crocus in flower

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12.20-12.45 on main lake only .... 17.2.15


MEDITERRANEAN GULL ! (Full breeding plumage)
also...
Black headed gulls (lots)
Common gulls
Herring gulls
Lesser black backed gull
Coots
Moorhens
Tufted ducks
Mute swans
Canada geese
Ferel pigeons
Mallards

-- Edited by DAVID KENNEDY on Tuesday 17th of February 2015 01:27:45 PM

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